How to make a case for using yocto project to your executive leadership
2021-05-26, 15:20–15:35 (UTC), Presentation Room

You are a passionate engineer/Techie and really understand the benefits and potential of yocto project from technical standpoint and also see the product requirement of your company or organization. Its a challenge to convince your executive/technical leadership to evaluate and/or use yocto project to solve your business case. this talk will discuss few key points which would help you make a strong case for using the project in your organization.


Tips on writing and making a good proposal for using yocto project to solve your product and business requirements. Many times, you understand the obvious but its not so obvious to others, therefore it's vital that efforts are made so the case can be made so that your leadership understand the benefits of yocto project and how to back your proposal with data that will increase chance of your teams using yocto project

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Khem Raj is a Linux architect at Comcast, helping several open source initiatives within the company: He is guiding the company's adoption of open source software, and becoming an active contributor to the open source components used in the RDK settop software stack. One of the most recent projects he has worked on is migrating RDK to an OpenEmbedded/Yocto-based framework for build system and embedded Linux distribution generation. He is also actively working on making the RDK community adopt the RDK framework for future TV settop devices and broadband gateways. He is a Yocto Project advisory board member, and member of the technical steering Committee for the OpenEmbedded project. He is core maintainer for several key pieces in OpenEmbedded framework, including core metadata, toolchains, and SDKs. Prior to Comcast, Khem helped Juniper migrate the Junos operating system to use embedded Linux as the base operating system.